AltBase: Offline 2.0



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NEW In Version 2.0:

Image Linking

The platform now has whole new a feature devoted to images and graphics. Browse, add, and edit image objects and link these to topics and Sources

Robust Lookup

New linkages and lookup features enable for a more seamless browsing experience and editing of Sources


The “Printer” feature enables users to casually build a catalog of sources, claims, or media they want to extract as they browse, instead of clumsily flipping from AltBase to whatever they’re posting to while using it. It’s much more convenient for users to keep track of what they were looking for and what they already found.


AltBase Offline is a macro-enabled MS Excel WorkBook that functions pretty much exactly as AltBase is intended to operate, except with some important differences:

  • Rather than the data existing in a central database and being accessed via a web application, the platform is stand-alone on the User’s desktop
  • Instead of being submitted via an online form, User updates to AltBase (Source/Claim/image additions, edits, and tags) are extracted with an “Export” feature
  • Exports are saved programmatically to a folder of the User’s choosing in a standard syntax, so that they can be easily emailed as attachments to the Administrator mailbox
  • The Administrator then compiles all submissions to the inbox, and updates the central AltBase archive

There are also some other neat perks:

  • Color-coded conditional formatting allows for ease of assessment for Claim and Source status
  • Filtering across any dimension in AltBase enables Users to pinpoint Sources and Claims based on only partial information in no time at all
  • Hyperlinks and ScreenTips make easy to know exactly what you’re getting before a webpage even opens
  • Dynamic re-linking allows for user’s submissions and edits to be integrated seamlessly into the AltBase environment
  • Protections and data validation ensures that the integrity of workbook structure and data is preserved (it should be very hard to “break” the application)
  • Recognition: User points are tallied depending on how many additions and updates a user makes, and are maintained on a Leaderboard


Any errors or suggestions should be reported directly to the Administrator via email:

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